Christmas in July, 2018

It’s a family tradition that we’ve had ever since I was little. In July we put up a small tree, make simple stockings out of paper, and have a night of family, Christmas music, and small gifts. Christmas as it is meant to be, instead of what it’s become. The tree was an absolute dream.┬áMy mother made these charming music-themed … Read More

Thank You, Delivery Workers! <3

I saw this somewhere, and the idea touched my heart. I wanted to thank those who were working so hard during this holiday season to bring us our packages. Every time I go outside, find a package, and see a missing treat, it feels like Santa has taken a bite out the Christmas cookies we left for him! It’s a … Read More

My Labyrinth Baby Quilt!

You remind me of the Babe. My Angry Ginger had one of the cutest babies in the whole entire world, and I’m not saying that because I’m her friend. I know a darling babe when I see one. Her nursery is decorated in Labyrinth, because her parents are insanely awesome and geeky. So I made what I think is my … Read More

The Sweet Agony Of This Adorable Quilt Block.

It’s seriously the most darling quilt block, but perhaps not for beginners. I’m a beginner. Oh, isn’t this first little stripe cute? Sure is! Now make 60 of them. Anyway, I ended up with a darling little lap quilt that I was really proud of. And I promply gave it to my cat. Because it was my first block quilt … Read More

A Darling New Niece and Her Quilt!

My brother and his beautiful wife have made me an auntie again! She is the cutest little thing, and I made her a quilt to welcome her into this great big, beautiful, crazy world!

Miss Murder's Easy Fruit Bites

“Mooooooo-ooooom, I want a treat but we don’t have anything.” Or “Let’s bake a pie, but that will take a million years!” Or “It’s too hot to have the oven on for very long, but piiiiiiiie.” I have it covered. This is a go-to treat that whips up quickly, is super easy, and still manages to taste decadent. Better yet, … Read More

Fairy Gardens

Tonight I was in charge of eleven little girls for an activity. First we gathered around and I read them Sleeping Beauty, with twelve good fairies and one evil one. Then we made fairy gardens. We filled mason jars with some fresh earth, fake plants, and magical creatures. Fairies, princesses, and mermaids live in their new enchanted homes. It’s such … Read More

A Kinder, Gentler First Aid Kit

I’ve told you about the Frontier Girls, which is similar to the Girl Scouts. Both of my daughters participate and they love it! I can’t say enough about our leader, who takes my breath away. She’s Wonder Woman. They had a first aid day on Saturday, spending four hours learning things like CPR, etc. One of the requirements is to … Read More